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Pagelli Guitars

Pagelli Guitars

Claudio Pagelli
Reichsgasse 17
CH-7000 Chur
Switzerland
Phone +41 79 460 98 83
Fax +41 81 353 15 60

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Very cool guitars. I love the shape of the “Jazzability Archtop” I have been building and repairing guitars and basses since 1977. As head of the biggest Swiss repair workshop (at the time) I was in charge of maintenance of the guitars of numerous musicians and the service point for Gibson, Fender, Ovation and various others.
In 1978 I set up my own business. I imported and restored a few hundred instruments, mainly jazz guitars from the US.

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Palen Archtops

Palen Archtops

Nelson Palen
Beloit, Kansas
USA

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Guitars ‘n Jazz specializes in quality Archtop guitars. Always over 150 carved archtops in stock at all times to allow you to find the best possible choice. We offer the largest in stock selection of Eastman carved archtops anywhere to insure that you can find the perfect archtop, including a full 3 day approval period, and a G‘nJ warranty in addition to your Eastman warranty!

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Ken Parker Archtops

Ken Parker Archtops

Ken Parker
17 Kondelin Road #5
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
USA

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Unlike most other kinds of musical instruments, the archtop guitar was originally devised to be built in a factory, and didn’t have the benefit of developing gradually, with lots of talented builders competing and building on each other’s strengths.

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Pederson Custom Guitars

Pederson Custom Guitars

formally Abyss Guitar Company
Kevin L. Pederson
535 N. 13th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
641 590 2593 or 641 582 3718

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Hello, my name is Kevin L. Pederson, and I own and operate Pederson Custom Guitars (formerly Abyss Guitar Company). My business is located in Forest City, Iowa, in the heartland of America, where hard work and quality were born. I grew up on a farm, and the last thing I ever dreamed I would be was an instrument maker. I thought I was going to farm when I was younger.

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Pegasus Guitars And Ukuleles

Pegasus Guitars And Ukuleles

Bob Gleason / Pegasus Guitars & Ukuleles
P.O.Box 160
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
USA
Phone/Fax (808) 966-6323

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Pensa Guitars

Pensa Guitars

Rudy’s Repair & Pensa Custom Shop
723 7th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: (212)391-1699
Fax: (212)768-3782

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Rudy’s stellar reputation as a guitar builder, shopkeeper and gentleman is well deserved. Every person who walks in the door of “Rudy’s Music Stop” is treated with the same respect no matter if they are a platinum selling artist, a Wall Street banker or a kid with a dream. Rudy makes no distinction in the service and quality he provides for his customers. The energy and passion for the Pensa instruments he creates is fueled by the earliest visions of Rudy Pensa and his love of the art.

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Erich Perrotta

Erich Perrotta

Ran de Gal di Erich Perrotta
Via Amatore Sciesa, 3 - 37122
Verona, Italy

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Petillo Guitars

Petillo Guitars

Phillip J, Petillo Ph. D
1206 Herbert Ave.
Ocean, NJ 07712
USA
732-531-6338 / 732-531-6808
(fax) 732 531-3045

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Phillip J. Petillo, an old fashioned craftsman, renaissance man who is known as a Mechanical Engineer, Inventor, Electronics Consultant, Draftsman and a Musician started repairing musical instruments at the age of fourteen, then became interested in making, designing and constructing guitars and stringed instruments of superior quality and originality.  Phillip is a graduate of Columbia University and has his doctorate in Engineering Technology from LaSalle University. While in New York Phillip had the privilege of working and learning from James Diserio, godson of John D’Angelico in his Manhattan workshop.  Since then, he has made, repaired and restored guitars and other instruments for the top professional musicians, recording artists, local and national players, as well as designing products for the international music community.

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Petros Guitars

Petros Guitars

345 County Rd. CE
Kaukauna, WI 54130
USA
Phone: 920-766-1295

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Master luthiers, Bruce and Matt Petros, hand create resonant, rich, steel and nylon string guitars for the mature, discerning, fingerstyle player who is ready to own, and play, the very best.

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Pheo Guitars

Pheo Guitars

3614 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
USA
503.232.9749

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Art Guitars and Amplifiers by Phil Sylvester. Combining a love of art and a passion for guitars, Phil Sylvester creates some very cool guitars and amps. Includes here just because they are way cool.

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Phoenix Guitar Co

Phoenix Guitar Co

George Leach
7302 E. Helm Dr.  #2005
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
USA
Phone: (480) 664-6315

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George Leach started working on guitars in 1988, and first went into business under the name of “GSL Guitars.” In 1994, he changed the name to the Phoenix Guitar Company, and decided to open a store in Phoenix . The store specialized in building custom instruments and repairs, and quickly became well known as a great place to either get an instrument built, or get one repaired. George decided to shut down the store in early 1996, as he really wanted to build guitars, not be a store manager, but has kept building guitars, and occasionally doing repairs or restorations.

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Plummer Guitars

Plummer Guitars

Dave Plummer
3938 E. 32nd St.
Des Moines, IA 50317
USA
Phone 515-266-0773
FAX: 515-265-0985

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Bozo Podunavac

Bozo Podunavac

2340 Englewood Road
Englewood, FL 32433
USA
941 474 3288 
941 473 8221 (fax)

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(from Dream Guitars) - Bozo Podunavac (pronounced bo-zho pod oo nav ack) is a Serbian born master luthier / guitar builder who emigrated to the U.S. in 1959. He was raised in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and served his apprenticeship with master luthier Milutin Mladenovic and graduated in 1950. He moved to Chicago, when he came to the US and for a time worked in the repair department of a musical instruments dealer and manufacturer. In 1964 he opened his own shop and began building guitars with his name "Bozo" on the peghead. Bozo apprenticed in the old world tradition of his homeland, and relishes building highly ornate instruments.

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Polinik Archtop Guitars

Polinik Archtop Guitars

Frank Polinik
2014 Street of Dreams
Martinsburg, WV 25401
USA
304-263-7188

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Andy Powers Musical Instrument Co.

Andy Powers Musical Instrument Co.

Andy Powers
2264 Fire Mountain Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92054
USA
760-433-5413

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Andy Powers grew up in a music-loving family in Oceanside, California. At the age of five Andy, the son of a carpenter and his artist wife, had his first workbench and shortly thereafter began playing piano. Andy took up playing the guitar when he was eight. In a house where musical instruments, tools and wood were all readily available, curiosity got the better of him and he began his first attempts at building guitars before the age of ten. With design and sound refinement the instruments began to improve tremendously, and Andy began selling the instruments to customers while he was still a teenager. Having been encouraged by his parents to pursue the arts, he began to explore the world of traditional inlayed art, using his instruments as a canvas.

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